I’m sure most Tape Op readers know that the summing wars are really heating up . As widely discussed in these pages and at TapeOpCon for the last few years. adder 16 tracks with compressor and limiter, insert two points, one has 4 inputs switchable to mono optional card A / D UTILIZATION the summation in n is not. Get the guaranteed best price on Microphone Preamps like the Audient Sumo Summing Amplifier with Compressor/Limiter and k/24 bit Digital Output Card at.
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Subscribe for free here. In he rejoined with Gareth Davies to form Audient, whose products are typified by high performance, intelligent ergonomics, and transparent sound quality. For additional flexibility, the first two channel pairs can be switched to mono, handling, for example, Kick, Snare, Bass, and Lead Vocal as opposed to two stereo pairs. Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent.
Based on the heart and guts of their flagship ASP console, the Sumo is a “just what you need” type of box for those of us working solely with DAW’s.
I have seen the future, and it is touch. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. It was essential to me when building As widely discussed in these pages and at TapeOpCon for the last few years, summing devices, such as the Roll Music Folcrom and the Dangerous Music 2-BUS, have set the stage for the onslaught of devices that allow you to utilize all of the available outputs on your audio interface during mixdown.
Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. Why didn’t anyone else think of doing this? Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds. True, some people like to mix in this “sweet spot” as mixes generally tend to sound more finished and even slightly compressed when the mix buss is filled “just right.
The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. When I first heard about the U.
It’s not always about the gear; it’s more about the decisions that you make with what’s at hand in front of you. The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit.
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I asked Mackie to send the U. The project was mixed twice: Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room Smart companies like Audient, a European console maker making inroads in the US, are taking their expertise in analog-audio design and joining the fray.
The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo dynamics processing or bypassed completely. The most problematic feature of the Sumo is the metering. The Sumo mix was much better, fuller, and more open-which could have been for many different reasons-but I would say that the major difference was just the ease in balancing.
The LED ladders have a tremendous amount of light spill, so signal in one channel would light up the other channel so much so that it would seem as if there was signal present when there was none.
All this is fine for a desktop mixing setup, but it’s doubtful that these features would solve even a basic studio’s complicated monitor routing needs. Mixing in Pro Tools exclusively sometimes feels like mixing with tweezers; you have to be very, very careful how you’re gain-staging at all times just to make sure that you’re not using up too much of the math too quickly.
With the Sumo, mixing was quicker and a bit more intuitive, as there was always a bit more room for more signal. As far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way. My living-room stereo system consists of a mish-mash of late’s and early’s hi-fi gear, a Rega Planar turntable, six in-ceiling speakers hooked up to a power amp, and a pair of ADAM Audio P11A Expandable to 64 Analog Inputs Sumo offers the option for input expansion for up to three additional Sumo units yielding a total of 64 analog inputs.
Audient Company History While British-based Audient is fairly new on the scenethe company’s founders have quite a respectable pedigree. When one hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console.